Migration Profile for Delaware, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Delaware in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Delaware People Moving into Delaware People Moving out of Delaware Net # People Moving into Delaware from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 41,628 31,543 10,085 1.32
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 9,157 7,510 1,647 1.22
Aged 18-19 2,736 2,700 36 1.01
Aged 20-24 3,731 4,683 -952 0.80
Aged 25-34 11,299 6,149 5,150 1.84
Aged 35-44 5,498 4,019 1,479 1.37
Aged 45-54 3,211 2,046 1,165 1.57
Aged 55-64 3,070 2,440 630 1.26
Aged 65+ 2,926 1,996 930 1.47
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 14,670 11,542 3,128 1.27
Married 12,850 8,252 4,598 1.56
Divorced 3,174 2,332 842 1.36
Separated 1,236 1,143 93 1.08
Widowed 1,448 1,670 -222 0.87
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,624 1,580 44 1.03
High School Graduate 5,116 4,024 1,092 1.27
Some college or Associates degree 7,704 4,402 3,302 1.75
Bachelor’s Degree 7,061 3,761 3,300 1.88
Graduate or Professional Degree 4,499 2,883 1,616 1.56
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 3,021 2,819 202 1.07
$1-$9,999 7,405 7,183 222 1.03
$10,000-$24,999 6,096 5,806 290 1.05
$25,000-$49,999 8,895 4,270 4,625 2.08
$50,000-$74,999 4,240 2,311 1,929 1.83
$75,000+ 3,721 2,550 1,171 1.46
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 5,831 7,280 -1,449 0.80
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 2,641 1,404 1,237 1.88
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 30,345 18,995 11,350 1.60

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Delaware” refers to those people living in Delaware in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Delaware” refers to those people living in Delaware in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.32 means that very every 100 people leaving Delaware for another state, 132 people are moving to Delaware from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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